August 16, 2018

 

BOTH LANES OF INTERSTATE 70 SHUT DOWN IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

 

The highway patrol, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and others report both lanes of the Interstate were closed due to a multiple vehicle crash with several vehicles reportedly on fire Wednesday night.  The patrol said both lanes of I-70 were blocked near the 182 mile marker. Eastbound traffic was diverted at New Florence while westbound traffic was diverted at Jonesburg onto the North Outer Road.

 

TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED AS THREE EIGHTEEN WHEELERS CRASH IN CALLAWAY COUNTY

 

A wreck in Callaway County at 7:25 AM Wednesday resulted in 2 serious injuries and 1 minor injury as 3 18 wheelers collided at the 148 mile marker of I-70 westbound. The patrol said an 18 wheeler drivenby 32 year old Vacouba Sy  of Bronz, NY was slowing to exit the Interstate and was struck from behind by another 18 wheeler driven by 55 year old John H. Currey of Idaho Falls, ID. A 3rd 18 wheeler operated by 63 year old Larry w. Skates of Arcadia, FL then struck the Currey truck and trailer and came to a stop in the roadway while the other two came to a stop off the right side of the roadway.  Currey and a passenger in his vehicle identified as Sandra Vanezia  both received serious injuries and one of the other drivers had minor injuries. All three were transported to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

HERMANN MAN ARRESTED ON ARSON CHARGE

 

The highway patrol arrested a Hermann man at 2:41 PM Wednesday on an Arson charge. According to the report, 24 year old James L. Pyatt was picked up on a felony Gasconade County warrant for Arson and was held at the Gasconade County Substation in Swiss.

 

MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT RATES DROPS LOWER

 

Missouri’s unemployment rate edged down another tenth of a point to 3.4 percent in July, the lowest it’s been since June 2000.  Nonfarm payroll employment in the state was little changed from the revised June level. The state’s unemployment rate has been edging down from the 3.7 percent level at the beginning of the year.   Missouri’s rate has now been lower than the comparable U.S. rate (currently 3.9 percent) for 39 consecutive months.  The July not-seasonally-adjusted rate was 3.8 percent in Missouri, compared to the U.S. figure of 4.1. Employment has been trending upward, increasing by 8,800 jobs between May and July and by 34,700 (1.2%) since July 2017.  Over-the-year growth occurred in most reported industries.  Health care and social assistance employment was up by 10,900 jobs, while durable goods manufacturing added 5,600.  Arts, entertainment and recreation; retail trade; and administrative, support, and waste management services each added between 3,500 and 4,000 jobs over the year.

 




August 15, 2018

 

ROAD WORK PLANNED FOR SEVERAL ROUTES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

 

Weather permitting; MoDOT crews will be performing patching work on several routes in Montgomery County.  All work will be completed between 7am and 4pm.

 

Route E – August 15-16, one lane traffic from North Outer Road to Route V.

 

Route V – August 20, one lane traffic from Route E to MO 161.

 

Route CC – August 21-23, one lane traffic from Route A intersection to MO 161.

 

Route TT – August 27, one lane traffic from MO 161 to the entrance of Graham Cave State Park.

 

This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed.

 

CENTRALIA DRIVER CRASHES INTO GUARD RAIL AFTER DEER RUNS ACROSS HIGHWAY

 

The highway patrol, with assistance by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department worked an accident around 2:45am Tuesday morning on Highway 63, three miles south of Renick.  The report said 44 year old Michael B. Forsee of Centralia was northbound when a deer ran across the highway.  Forsee swerved to avoid the deer and the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and collided with a guardrail.  He was transported by Private auto to Boone Hospital in Columbia to seek medical treatment of minor injuries.

 

MPSD RESPONDS TO GRASS FIRE AND RAIL ROAD TIES BURNING

 

On Monday, August 13 at approximately 11:37am the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the area east of the Morris Street railroad crossing in reference to a grass fire.  Responding personnel found Norfolk Southern Railroad employees extinguishing the fire upon arrival.  The employees stated that Norfolk Southern was doing maintenance on the tracks with a rail grinder and that was what started the fire.  MPSD completed extinguishing the fire to ensure nearby vehicles and buildings were not damaged.  MPSD responded to three calls of railroad ties burning throughout the remainder of the day.  At approximately 2:50pm a tie was burning at the crossing near Snyder Drive, at approximately 3:49pm a tie was burning west of the Morris Street crossing, and at 9:09pm a tie was burning east of Green Boulevard The fires were extinguished and Norfolk Southern was advised of the calls.  There were no injuries and no property damage from the incidents.

 




August 14, 2018

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Winfield man was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 2pm Monday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 33 year old Bradley Lauth of O’Fallon was backing his truck at a construction site on a private lot off Route W when it struck 61 year old Anthony Holmes of Winfield.  Anthony Holmes was taken to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis with serious injuries.

 

WOMAN HURT IN SUNDAY NIGHT WRECK

 

A Camdenton woman was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday night in Callaway County.  39 year old Jessica Boyert was on US 54 when her Ford Explorer struck a cow standing in the roadway.  She was transported by ambulance to Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City for treatment of minor injuries.

 

RECENT VEHICLE THEFTS IN MEXICO

 

On Saturday, August 11 Mexico Public Safety became aware of several vehicles which had been gone through during the previous overnight hours in the northeast part of Mexico The vehicles were not damaged but purses, bags, identification information, some money, and a handgun were stolen.  Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 392-TIPS or (800) 392-8477 or the Mexico Public Safety Department at (573) 473-5800 or (583) 581-2100.

 




August 13, 2018

 

ROAD WORK PLANNED FOR SEVERAL ROUTES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

 

Weather permitting; MoDOT crews will be performing patching work on several routes in Montgomery County.  All work will be completed between 7am and 4pm.

 

Route E – August 13-15, one lane traffic from North Outer Road to Route V.

 

Route V – August 16, one lane traffic from Route E to MO 161.

 

Route CC – August 20-22, one lane traffic from Route A intersection to MO 161.

 

Route TT – August 23, one lane traffic from MO 161 to the entrance of Graham Cave State Park.

 

This work is weather dependent and could be rescheduled or delayed.

 

MAN KILLED IN SUNDAY NIGHT WRECK

 

A Boonville man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday night in Cooper County.  60 year old Raymond Johnston was on Route U when his truck went off the right side of the road, he overcorrected, causing it to go off the left side of the roadway, roll and eject him from the truck.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

TEEN INJURED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A teen was injured in an accident that occurred after 4:30pm Sunday in Franklin County.  The patrol says that 19 year old Tess Borders of Manchester, MO was on Missouri Route 100 when she lost control and her vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

SCHOOLS ARE BACK IN SESSION SOON; WATCH FOR STUDENTS!

 

As summer vacation comes to a close, students across Missouri are preparing to begin their 2018-2019 school year.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers this brings a change in traffic patterns  school buses and parents taking their children to school will join other motorists on the road and affect the morning and afternoon commute.  It is critical for drivers to be alert, especially near school zones, playgrounds, and bicycle paths.  Whatever route you drive, expect this additional traffic and prepare by allowing extra time to reach your destination.
In 2017, five people were killed and 401 people were injured in 869 traffic crashes involving school buses.  Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about riding a bus, walking, or driving to school in a safe manner.  If they ride a bike, please make sure they wear a helmet and follow traffic laws.  Most traffic crashes involving young drivers (under the age of 21) in 2017 occurred between 3pm and 4pm, when school typically lets out.  Drivers need to be aware of the increased traffic during this time—and not just in areas around schools.  Many of these drivers are young and inexperienced.  Parents: It is important to encourage those young drivers to remember driving is a full-time job.  Using a cell phone, texting, or adjusting the radio can be the distraction that leads to a traffic crash.  Texting is against the law for anyone under the age of 22.  Missouri law states that on a two-lane road, if a school bus is stopped and displaying warning signals while loading or unloading children, drivers must stop when meeting and following the bus.  However, it is only necessary to stop on a four-lane highway when following the bus. Drivers, when you see a stopped school bus, stay alert and follow the law.  Children may not be aware of traffic and dart unexpectedly into the roadway.

 

 




Weekend Report- Aug. 11-12, 2018

 

MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

 

A man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Friday night in Miller County.  52 year old Larry Howlett of Eldon was riding his motorcycle on Route W when it ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a mailbox and overturned, ejecting him from the motorcycle.  He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.

 

FULTON WOMAN INJURED IN CALLAWAY COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Fulton woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 9:30pm Friday in Callaway County.  56 year old Renee Coffelt was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 50 year old Ricky Coffelt of Fulton.  The patrol says that they were on US 54 when he fell asleep at the wheel, causing it to travel off the left side of the road and strike the median cables.  She was transported by ambulance to University Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN SATURDAY NIGHT WRECK

 

A Marthasville driver was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday night in Audrain County.  60 year old Daniel Brocato was on Route A when he traveled into the other lane to avoid an oncoming vehicle and his motorcycle went off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch.  He refused treatment at the scene for minor injuries.

 

 




August 10, 2018

 

MODOT TO CLOSE EASTBOUND I-64 AT THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER THIS WEEKEND

 

People heading into downtown St. Louis or Illinois this weekend should consider using I-70 or I-255/I-270, using rideshare or carpooling or taking Metro as the Missouri Department of Transportation will close eastbound I-64 between Jefferson Avenue and Illinois Route 3.

Crews will be replacing an expansion joint that crosses all eastbound I-64 lanes during the closure.  Beginning Friday crews will close:

 

  • Eastbound I-64 at Jefferson at 8pm.  The detour will be marked.

 

  • The ramps from Pine Street, 6th Street and I-44/I-55 to eastbound I-64 will close at 7pm. The detour to Illinois/I-64 will be marked.

 

  • The ramps from eastbound I-64 to 20th/Chestnut, 14th, 11th and 6th streets will not be available as they are in the closed portion of the interstate.

The ramps and lanes will reopen by 5am Monday, August 13.

 

FULTON WOMAN HURT WHILE CHANGING OIL

 

An accident in Callaway County around 11:08am resulted in moderate injuries for a Fulton woman.  The patrol reports that 20 year old Christina M. Orton was at a location identified as 8002 Foure BB, just south of Route BB.  As Orton was attempting to change the oil the vehicle rolled backwards, striking the victim.  She was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

 

MARION COUNTY ACCIDENT

 

A Hannibal woman and a New London man were behind the wheels of these respective vehicles just before 2pm Wednesday on Veterans Road at St Highway MM, ½ mile west of Hannibal. According to the report, 17 year old Michaela D. Johnston of Hannibal was southbound and failed to yield to an eastbound vehicle driven by 34 year old Crhstalyn D. Selsor of New London and the two collided.  Selsor complained of minor injuries and was transported by private auto to Hannibal Regional Hospital for treatment. The Marion County Sheriff’s office assisted at the scene.

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RETURNS FRIDAY AUG. 24  

 

Schools all across the area will soon be in session and that means it’s time for Friday night Football on your home for Montgomery City Wildcats Football in East Central Missouri 103.9 FM KMCR.  Meanwhile our sister stations in Northeast Missouri, KZBK/KFMZ will have the Brookfield Bulldogs covered with their long-time announce team consisting of Jeff Elliott & Jim Elliott.  Also Dale Palmer and Douglas Palmer will update listeners on scores and More at the half and post game on the Regional Football Scoreboard Show on 96.9 FM, 96.1 FM and 1470 AM.  Meanwhile Kevin Burge will share the excitement of the Macon Tiger Football program with live play by play on True Country KLTI at 93.3 FM, 102.7 FM, 106.5 FM and 1560 AM.  Also, the Missouri Tigers will once again be broadcast on KMCR FM as well.

 




August 9, 2018

 

COLUMBIA WOMAN HURT IN DRIVE BY SHOOTING

 

Columbia Police were working a drive-by shooting in Northeast Columbia on Hanover Boulevard Wednesday night.  Police said a female victim was shot in the arm and the injury was not life-threatening.  Reports indicated that bullets shattered the windows in at least two vehicles.  The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Columbia Police.

 

WESTMINSTER FOOTBALL FIELD DAMAGED SUNDAY NIGHT

 

A story on KOMU.com says Fulton Police are looking for the person who damaged the Westminster College football field when they drove their truck on it.  Rob Crouse, Westminster's media and public relations director, said it happened Sunday night.  He also said Westminster is spending $4 million to rebuild the field and stadium.  Police said the field had been leveled in preparation for installing artificial turf and that the stunt caused between $2,000 and $3,000 worth of damage, making it a felony.  Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Fulton Police at 573-592-3100.

 

TRAFFIC DIVERTED AROUND OVERPASS TUESDAY NIGHT

 

On Tuesday at approximately 6:39pm, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to S. Clark at the US Highway 54 overpass in reference to a person threatening to commit suicide.  Responding personnel found a 29 year-old female standing on the overpass, threatening to jump.  Officers spoke with the female for several minutes and she agreed to go to St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain to seek treatment from that facility and the Arthur Center.  Traffic on eastbound US Highway 54 was diverted around the overpass for about 20 minutes, but was not stopped.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Audrain Ambulance District assisted on scene.

 

STORM DAMAGE REPORTS IN MEXICO AND OTHER AREAS

 

Monday night and early Tuesday morning, thunderstorms moved through the area and in some locations resulted in damage.  A number of damage reports were noted, especially after 10 o’clock Monday night and into Tuesday morning.  The Mexico Public Safety Department reported that a thunderstorm that moved through the Mexico area around 12:15am Tuesday produced strong winds and several minutes of extremely heavy rain.  They also reported about 10 incidents of limbs or trees falling either reported to the Mexico Public Safety Department or seen by patrolling officers.  Some caused minor damage to houses and parked vehicles and some blocked roadways or pulled electric lines down.  At approximately 3:15am Tuesday morning, some additional, lighter winds moved through the area, causing about 10 more incidents of limbs and power lines coming down.  The Mexico Street Department and Ameren Missouri responded to deal with the situation and the majority of incidents were in the north central and western part of Mexico.  As storms blew through Pike County Tuesday morning, reports of downed trees and power lines were reported.  In addition, there were reports from the USDA office serving that area that one farmer had nearly 800 acres of corn flattened by the storm.  The Eolia and Bowling Green areas were hardest hit in Pike County where some homes were damaged and downed power line reports common.  While damage reports did vary, overall that was a general synopsis as the storms made their way from west to east across the area.  It also seemed that as storms slowly slid south damage reports increased.

 




August 8, 2018

 

ELECTION TURN OUT/RESULTS

 

Shelby and Macon County voters clearly said NO as it related to changes in school district boundaries.  The Shelby County vote was 1426 NO (80%) to 347 YES (20%).  In Macon County 65% of the voters said NO (1916) while 35% said YES (1045).  That issue was just one of several that fueled turnout at what is typically a lower turnout election.  Of course, statewide the Prop A issue as it relates to workers rights was also driving turnout as were several hotly contested races.  Unofficially Josh Hawley won the Republican nomination for US Senate and Claire McCaskill, the Incumbent is the Democratic nominee as the two now officially begin the fight and will face off in November.  Missouri Voters also rejected Prop A meaning Missouri will NOT become a right to work state.  Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer will face two opponents in his bid for a sixth term after winning the nomination in the 3rd Congressional District.  He defeated Chadwick Bicknell Tuesday and will now face Democrat Katy Geppert and Libertarian Donald Stolle in November.  These are just a few of the unofficial results from Tuesday’s election.

 

PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT COLUMBIA AIRPORT

 

The pilot of a private jet that originated flight in Tennessee made an emergency landing at Columbia Regional Airport Monday night.  One other person was aboard when the pilot declared an emergency at 7:40pm due to smoke in the cock pit.  The plane landed safely and no injuries were reported.

 

WOMAN AND CHILD INJURED IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

 

A woman and child from St. Charles were injured in an accident that occurred at 3:55pm Tuesday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 29 year old Margaret Lemons was on Route H when she failed to negotiate a curve, causing her vehicle to travel off the left side of the roadway, strike multiple objects before catching fire.  She sustained moderate injuries while her passenger 8 year old Lucy Thomas suffered minor injuries.  Both were transported by ambulance to St. Joseph East Hospital in St. Charles for treatment.   

 




August 7, 2018

 

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY

 

Today is the official Primary Election in the State of Missouri. Polls opened at 6am and will remain open until 7 o’clock tonight so that area residents can make their voices heard. A number of ballot issues will be decided today including the proposed boundary change between South Shelby and Macon R 1 Schools. Voters will also decide who they want to run in the General Election this November. Again, polls are currently open and will remain open until 7 o’clock tonight.

 

ONE VEHICLE WRECK IN COOPER COUNTY

 

A 19 year old California, MO resident sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Cooper County Memorial Hospital for treatment after a wreck just before 3 o’clock Monday afternoon. The report said Phillip T. Strobel was behind the wheel when his pickup exited the right side of the roadway. The driver over-corrected causing the vehicle to enter the roadway and exit the left side of the road. The vehicle then overturned and struck a fence, ejecting the driver. That wreck occurred on Route W, just north of Prairie Road in Cooper County.

 

INDUSTRIAL FIRE IN MEXICO FRIDAY

 

On Friday, August 3 at approximately 5:17pm, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1500 block of Industrial Drive in Mexico in reference to a fire on the roof of a building.  Responding personnel found that some of the building’s insulating / water-repelling material was burning.  This was likely due to trapped sparks and hot material from some of the company’s production processes.  The burning material was removed from the roof and the fire was extinguished with no further damage to the building.  There were no injuries from the incident.

 

MODOT OFFERS DROUGHT RELIEVE TO MO FARMERS AND RANCHERS

Permit fees and some restrictions waived regarding hay movement

 

Severe drought conditions through much of the state have prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation to offer a special overwidth hauling permit to help farmers and ranchers move hay as needed.  Loads must be of legal height, length and weight. Permits can be requested via phone and will, in most cases, be issued within minutes via fax or email.  The $32 permit fee will be waived through Oct. 31, 2018.  Before hauling, drivers must apply for the special overwidth hauling permit for loads that exceed eight feet and six inches in width, and map their route to avoid work zones, bridges and other areas that have weight, narrow lane or height restrictions. This information, as well as a special bridge and height restriction view, is available on the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at modot.org.  To obtain a permit, hay haulers should call MoDOT’s Motor Carrier Services office at 1-800-877-8499 to report the year, make, license plate number and vehicle identification number (VIN) of the power unit and provide the farm business name and address.  MoDOT permits cover movement within Missouri only and are required for each truck.  More resources and information about drought conditions, as well as a directory for producers needing to buy and sell hay, are available online at dnr.mo.gov and agriculture.mo.gov.

 




August 6, 2018

FULTON TEEN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

A Fulton teen was killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred at 4:20pm Sunday in Callaway County.  The patrol says that 18 year old Samuel Schiltz was riding his motorcycle on Route UU when he failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the right side of the roadway causing it to overturn and eject him from the motorcycle.  He was transported to Fulton Medical Center where he died from his injuries a short time later.

DRIVER INJURED IN SUNDAY NIGHT WRECK

A driver was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Sunday night in Jefferson County.  38 year old Alan Iverson of Cadet, MO was on Route 21 when his vehicle ran off the left side of the road and struck a rock embankment.  He was transported by ambulance to St. Anthony's Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.

TWO HURT IN PIKE COUNTY CRASH

Two Troy residents were hurt in a motorcycle crash Sunday night in Pike County.  22 year old Matthew McLain and his passenger 21 year old Staci Huber were on MO 161 when their motorcycle was struck by a dog, causing it to overturn and travel off the right side of the roadway.  Both suffered minor injuries and were taken to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment.

MAN HURT IN EARLY MONDAY MORNING ACCIDENT

A man was hurt in an early Monday morning accident in Franklin County.  The report states that 23 year old Bryan Maldonado of Chicago, IL was westbound on I-44 when he fell asleep at the wheel and his car traveled off the left side of the road, he overcorrected, causing it to cross the center line and run off the right side of the roadway before overturning.  He was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan for treatment of minor injuries.

        






Weekend Report- Aug. 4 & 5, 2018

THREE HURT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WRECK

Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck Friday night in Montgomery County.  23 year old Timicia King of St. Louis was eastbound on I-70 when she pulled her car onto the shoulder and was struck in the rear by a car driven by 74 year old James Lowe of Sedalia.  Both drivers and a passenger in King's car 30 year old Tiffany Fitzgerald of St. Louis were taken to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of minor injuries.

WOMAN INJURED IN FRIDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

A Jefferson City woman was injured in an accident that occurred at 2:20pm Friday in Cole County.  The patrol says that 30 year old Nikkole Polite was on Rockridge Road when her truck traveled off the right side of the road, struck a sign and traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned.  She sustained moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Mary's Medical Center for treatment.

TEEN HURT IN SATURDAY NIGHT CRASH

A teen was hurt in a Saturday night crash in Callaway County.  17 year old Kathryn Chapman of Hartsburg was driving her Jeep Liberty on Route WW when she swerved to avoid a deer and it ran off the right side of the road and overturned.  She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of minor injuries.

  








August 3, 2018

MEXICO MAN ARRESTED

 

On Tuesday, July 31 at approximately 10:36pm, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 1300 block of N Olive in Mexico in reference to a disturbance involving a gun.  Responding personnel spoke with 26 year old Curtis McCandless of Mexico.  McCandless was intoxicated and upset, and he charged and threatened officers as they spoke with him.  It was determined he had fired a handgun twice prior to MPSD’s arrival and at one point, after being put in handcuffs, he attempted to break free from some officers to charge another officer standing nearby.  McCandless was taken to the ground and struck his head on some concrete.  Audrain Ambulance District transported McCandless to St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain where his injuries were treated.  He was processed at MPSD and later taken to the Audrain County Jail for Assault 4th degree-Special Victim, Unlawful Use of Weapon, and Attempted Escape from Confinement.

 

MEXICO BUILDING HIT BY VEHCILE

 

On Tuesday, July 31 at approximately 10:24am, the Mexico Public Safety Department responded to the 400 block of W Promenade in reference to a vehicle hitting a building.  Responding personnel found that 95 year old Richard White of Mexico was driving his vehicle in the parking lot of a business when he accidentally pushed the accelerator instead of the brake.  The vehicle then struck the wall of the building.  White had minor injuries but did not require medical attention.  It was determined that it was still safe for the business to remain open.  There were no other injuries from the incident.

 

GRASS IN WETLAND EASEMENTS ELIGIBLE FOR HAY IN DROUGHT COUNTIES

 

To help with livestock feed and forage shortages, Missouri landowners can apply to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to cut hay on up to 50 percent of the grass areas within their wetland easements located in drought-designated counties.  Eligible counties are those with drought conditions rated severe (D2) or extreme (D3) in the U.S. Drought Monitor Report (droughtmonitor.unl.edu). NRCS’ Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WRE) purchases easements from landowners in exchange for their commitment to maintain areas as wetlands.  NRCS estimates that up to 10,000 acres are eligible for haying.  More acres could become eligible if drought conditions worsen in other counties.  State Conservationist J.R. Flores said cutting hay on WRE easements will be allowed until August 31, but all bales must be removed from those areas by September 15.  Flores emphasized that grazing is not permitted in the areas covered by WRE easements because of the damage that livestock access can cause to wetlands.  Landowners interested in cutting hay must first obtain approved Compatible Use Authorizations.  Contact NRCS offices for more information.

 




August 2, 2018

MOTORCYCLE/CAR COLLISION IN MEXICO WEDNESDAY

 

The Mexico Department of Public Safety reports 36 year old Joshua L. Hutchison of Mexico is recovering from injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car Wednesday morning in the 1100 block of Elmwood Drive.  According to the report, 29 year old Stacy Brockmeir of Centralia made a left hand turn in front of Hutchison and he was unable to avoid the SUV Brockmeir was driving.  Emergency crews with the Audrain Ambulance District took Hutchison to University Hospital in Columbia.  Elmwood Drive was closed for about an hour while crews cleared the crash. 


SIX INJURED IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT


Six people were injured in an accident that occurred after 2pm Wednesday in Morgan County.  42 year old Veda Reeves of Versailles was on MO 5 when she attempted to make a left turn and ran into the path of a car driven by 84 year old Richard Barnett of Gravois Mills.  Both drivers sustained moderate injuries while one of the passengers’ in Reeves’s car 86 year old Author Hanson of Versailles suffered serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia also two other passengers in the Reeves’s auto 15 year old Julia Wildhagen of Sunrise Beach and 8 year old Jordan Hanson of Versailles suffered minor injuries.  Veda Reeves and the two girls were taken to Lake Regional Hospital while Richard Barnett and his passenger 79 year old Mary Barnett were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

TEEN HURT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY WRECK

A Washington teen was hurt in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday night in Franklin County.  47 year old Dennis Spaunhorst of Villa Ridge was on St. John’s Road when his truck crossed the center line and struck a car driven by 19 year old Hannah Ziegler.  She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Washington for treatment of moderate injuries.

 





August 1, 2018

 

CALLAWAY COUNTY WRECK TUESDAY NIGHT

 

Two people received minor injuries in a one vehicle wreck on Woodwind Way, just south of Route OO in Callaway County around 7:40 last (TUES) night. The patrol said 17 year old Joshua L. Wadley of Holts Summit was southbound and failed to negotiate a curve resulting in the vehicle traveling off the left side of the road and down an embankment. Wadley and his passenger, 17 year old Alexia M. Prieur of Jefferson City were transported by ambulance to Capital Regional Medical Center.

 

MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

 

A Winfield man was injured in a motorcycle crash Tuesday night in Lincoln County.  55 year old Alonzo Cannon was riding his motorcycle on MO 47 when it traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.  He was taken to St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis for treatment of moderate injuries.

 

DRIVER HURT IN TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

 

A driver was hurt in an accident that occurred at 12:45pm Tuesday in St. Charles County.  The patrol says that 52 year old Richard Pope of O’Fallon was on MO 364 and driving too fast for conditions when his car slid off the left side of the road and struck a concrete median barrier.  He suffered minor injuries and was taken to Progress West Hospital for treatment.

 




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